Workington Town chairman Les Smallwood is not looking past the club's Challenge Cup opener against West Bowling this Sunday as they look to start their competitive action with a bang.

Town will make their second attempt to kick off their cup campaign after the fixture was postponed last weekend due to the impact of Storm Ciara.

They are set to entertain the National Conference League Division One side (2pm kick-off) looking to book their place in the fourth round and set up another home tie against fellow League 1 team Doncaster.

But although Town would love to get through both of those games and land a glamour tie against a Super League club – as they did last year when they travelled to face Leeds Rhinos – Smallwood is not looking past this weekend's game and is confident head coach Chris Thorman and his players will approach the game in the same way.

Smallwood said: "You can't take any teams lightly, as we saw with West Wales getting beat by Underbank at the weekend.

"You can look at it now and say that if we get through we'll get an early look at Doncaster, who are one of our biggest opponents.

"It would give us the chance to see them and if we got through you've potentially got the chance of a Super League team.

"But none of that matters if we don't get the win on Sunday so that's the focus.

"A lot will depend on the conditions; we are supposed to be getting Storm Dennis coming in this weekend and the wind and rain can prove to be a real leveller.

"The really positive thing is that the pitch stood up well and we could have actually played on that surface if it wasn't for the wind, whereas in years gone by it would have been a bog.

"We're absolutely delighted with that and it's just a shame that the wind knocked us off."

Smallwood has been encouraged by orders of the club's new kits, including the green and red away strip which was revealed at the start of the month, and believes it is a sign that supporters are as excited for the start of the season as he is.

He added: "I'm excited about how Chris will have this team playing.

"We had two really good friendlies and we really showed in parts what we could be capable of.

"Particularly in Barrow you saw what a young team can do and with what Chris has done with the wing backs, it should be exciting to watch."

The Town chief added that work to recruit players for the season is still ongoing and hopes the club will have squad numbers up into the mid 20s soon to avoid the problems which have plagued previous seasons once players have dropped out of the squad with injuries or due to other commitments.